So last weekend I decided that while other people were growing facial hair or writing novels (or both) in November, I was going to challenge myself to blog every day during the month. I actually thought it was a novel idea to do it during this month, until I remembered that this month also happens to be National Blog Posting Month (or NaBloPoMo for short). Heck I even posted about it last year, but I didn’t participate. Hey, there’s so many blog posts in my archive I can’t possibly recall everything I’ve written.
That said, I think something like this is a great idea, especially for those of us who think a 50,000 word novel would be a bit of a stretch for them over a month, as well as those who know it is. The beauty of blog posts is that they can be as short or as long as you like. And it doesn’t just have to be full of words either. Indeed, just posting an image on here can sometimes tell you more than a paragraph could ever tell you, I am rambling here aren’t I? Yes I am. Sorry. I was expecting this first post to come out better than this, but I am posting something…
The reason I am doing this, is to try to get into writing and generally creating stuff more often. I haven’t been posting as often lately, for a number of reasons and when I have been doing, it’s been more blogging for the sake of it rather than blogging because I really wanted to share something with the world. I know that there is a slight chance that this challenge I’m undertaking might still bring about a few “for the sake of it” type posts but at the same time I hope to regain the love I have for posting stuff and the thrill I get from writing about the stuff that interests me, the things I’ve experienced, or the stuff I’ve made up. I’m going to try to vary the blog experience a bit too, by having the odd photo, or maybe even a video post!
Anyway, that’s one post down, only another 29 to go. By the way, if you happen to have any suggestions for posts, should I get REALLY stuck or just want to answer the question “How’s my blogging?” feel free to drop them in the comments or on my Twitter if you’re following. I will give you a shout out if you do either, promise.